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April 15, 2016
Lewann Belton, left, director of the Cyber and Information Technology Division at DOE’s Savannah River Operations Office, visits the headquarters of the U.S. Army Cyber School at Fort Gordon, Ga. He was greeted by the school’s staff, from left, Todd Boudreau, deputy commander; Maj. Charlie Lewis, chief of the Cyber Leader College; and Thomas Barnes, director of Cyber Training and Education.
Chief Information Officer Talks Savannah River Site Cybersecurity with Army School

FORT GORDON, Ga. – The Savannah River Site’s (SRS) chief information officer recently spoke with students in a U.S. Army Cyber School course on advanced cyber warfare about operations at the DOE site.

April 14, 2016
Pictured, left to right: Pam Marks, Federal Project Director, DOE-Savannah River Salt Waste Processing Facility Project Office (SWPFPO); Mary Ann Hopkins, President, Parsons Government Services, Inc.; Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, DOE Deputy Secretary; Kim Rapp, Project Controls Lead, SWPFPO; Shayne Farrell, Deputy Federal Project Director, SWPFPO; and Frank Sheppard, Senior Vice President and SWPF Project Manager, Parsons.
Energy Department Honors Savannah River Site Project Team with Secretary’s Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Savannah River Site’s (SRS) Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) project team recently garnered the Department of Energy Secretary’s Project Management Improvement Award for 2015.

April 14, 2016
Hanford Site Services Contractor Receives Fiscal Year 2015 Evaluation

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) announced that contractor Mission Support Alliance, LLC (MSA) earned approximately 89 percent of available fee for services provided at the Hanford Site last fiscal year.

April 14, 2016
EM Shares Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Lessons Learned with Nuclear Energy Agency

PARIS – EM officials shared lessons learned from the 2014 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant underground fire and radiological release with the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Division of Radiological Protection and Radioactive Waste Management in a seminar in Paris recently.

April 14, 2016
Award Fee Determination Shows Performance Improvement in WTP Contractor

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM Office of River Protection (ORP) Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) contractor Bechtel National Inc. improved its performance slightly in calendar year 2015 compared to the last half of 2014, earning 66 percent of its possible award fee, or $8.31 million out of a possible $12.6 million.

April 14, 2016
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (far left), U.S. Rep. Dennis Heck, (third from left),  Richland Operations Office Manager Stacy Charboneau (second from left), John Ciucci, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company President (third from right), Office of River Protection Manager Kevin Smith (second from right), and CH2M Maintenance and Groundwater Operations Director Bill Barrett (far right) at 200 West Area groundwater treatment facility.
U.S. Representatives Newhouse, Heck Tour Hanford Site Projects, Facilities

RICHLAND, Wash. – U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse and U.S. Rep. Dennis Heck toured various projects and facilities at the Hanford Site on April 11, including the Waste Treatment Plant, C Tank Farm, 200 West Area groundwater treatment facility, Plutonium Finishing Plant, and Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility.

April 14, 2016
Jeff King reviews safety postings on doors at PFP, which are adjusted as safety controls at PFP are changed.
Matching Controls to Declining Risks at the Hanford Site's Plutonium Finishing Plant

RICHLAND, Wash. – Imagine cutting a hole in the side of a nuclear facility that once produced weapons-grade plutonium to safely remove debris.

April 14, 2016
EM, N.M. Officials Celebrate New Emergency Center for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney joined New Mexico officials and others to mark the completion of a new state-of-the-art Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Emergency Operations Center in a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently.

April 14, 2016
A worker surveys the switchyard before electrical equipment is taken down as part of demolition and cleanup at the East Tennessee Technology Park.
Oak Ridge’s EM Program Unplugs Former Electrical Switchyard

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) recently completed the final shipment of material from the first phase of its demolition and cleanup of the K-732 Switchyard at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).

April 14, 2016
Pictured from left are Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) Project Manager Phil Breidenbach; EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto; EM Acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Frank Marcinowski; Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Facility Representative-in-Training Phil Theisen; Hannah Paterson, who is serving a five-month assignment in EM as a member of the United Kingdom nuclear graduate program; NWP Hoistman Javier Leyva; and CBFO Office of Program Management and National TRU Program Assistant Manager Casey Gadbury.
EM Cleanup Chief Surveys Progress in Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Underground

CARLSBAD, N.M. – EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto recently toured the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to view progress toward safely resuming waste disposal operations there later this year.